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Leading Mexican company Compostamex landfll, so as the use of vermicompost as a source of nutrients, benefcial micro fora
and substrate for their nursery, golf course and gardening of their hotels.
presents three case studies in how to
cut carbon emissions and speed up the Compost is being produced in bioreactor, and vermicompost in beds, with a roof
system of plastic and shade cloth. Feedstocks are green and brown gardening
composting process residues, food wastes from the kitchen and food scraps from the dining rooms.
Case study 1: In the frst stage, the co-composting operation takes care of 40% of the total organic
First case is a co-composting operation by the Mexican residues, due to the distance of the other 2,600 rooms in other hotels from the group,
pacifc coast, very close to Manzanillo port. which are located in the Mayan Riviera.
This operation is installed at a pineapple and papaya Probably we will build one composting operation per hotel, due to the logistics, or
240 acre operation. Its reason to produce compost, build strategic operations to receive the organic residues from two or three hotels.
vermicompost and vermicompost tea is to improve soil
quality and of course fruit quality, so as to avoid the use The Palace Resorts group, made the commitment at COP 16 (was presented at
of chemical pesticides in the production process. Palace Resorts convention center in 2010) to take serious actions in terms of climate
change reducing their carbon footprint. Co-composting operation is a reality of their
This company “Frutas Frescas Tecomán” also sells actions to reduce GHG emissions.
all three products to other fruit producers of Tecomán
region. Compost is being produced in aerated windrows Besides that, the project will pay its investments by savings in 18 months at most.
and vermicompost in beds, with a roof system of Case study 3:
plastic and shade cloth. Feedstocks are pineapple crop The third case is a composting operation at Chiapas, near the Mexican South Pacifc
residues, coconut fber, papaya crop residues. coast.

An important challenge for this fruit company is to This operation is installed at an African Palm oil extraction facility, Oleomex Group,
make it a true sustainable operation, reduce production and its reason to produce compost, mainly is to reduce the high costs of chemical
costs and improve the soil quality retaining carbon. The fertilizer, use their organic residues and transform them into stable organic matter
payback is calculated in 24 months. which will improve the soil properties so as the oil´s quality and yields.
Case study 2: The company is committed to be certifed in RSOP (Roundtable in Sustainable
The second case is also a co-composting operation at Oil Palm) by 2020 at most; their actions related to avoid chemical fertilization and
Cancun, Mexican´s Caribbean coast. composting of their organic residues are very valuable to obtain that certifcation.
This operation is installed at a 4,000 room resort The present and future of México in terms of composting organic residues is very
operation, Palace Resorts, and its reason to produce much related to hybrid technologies, which adds in several cases sustainability, so as
compost, mainly is to reduce the high costs of sending reducing carbon footprint.
their 2,500 tons per year of organic residues to the
Population, government and private companies are
increasing exponentially their interest in composting.
Compostamex is a world-class Mexican Composting industry in México is growing rapidly and
company specializing in providing solutions strongly.
for the processing of organic waste Compostamex
composts and developing high quality
carefully monitored aerobic processes.

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